Next dates:  Tues 14 – Thurs 16 May 2024 – virtual


This Certificate programme is designed to equip you with the essential management tools to deliver a successful occupational health service. The programme builds on professional training, and develops the additional skills needed to function effectively in the working environment in the private or public sector.

The course deals with the financial, political, legal and employment issues that OH professionals need to address in order to ensure that they function successfully and deliver maximum benefit to their employer.

Course overview

Course chair & tutor: John Humphrey

Modules include:

  • The role of OH – context, challenges and objectives
  • Managing occupational health staff
  • Resourcing and budget management
  • Problem solving and influencing skills
  • Legal framework
  • Managing relationships and communication

How will gaining this qualification benefit you and your organisation?

This Certificate provides you with the essential management tools to deliver a successful OH service – from the effective management of staff and services to managing departmental budgets – with a clear understanding of corporate and financial objectives, the organisation’s legal responsibilities and the needs of different stakeholders.

The course equips you with the skills to create an OH service that meets the needs of your employer and where departmental performance is constantly monitored and improved. The Certificate enables OH professionals to operate confidently within the workplace, whether public or private sector, and to
present the case for OH to different stakeholders. Occupational health professionals attending this course will come away with the knowledge to manage their department with financial acumen, legal awareness and the wider management skills to develop their department’s work.

Assessment and certification

To qualify for the Certificate in Managing Occupational Health Services, students must attend the full course. During the course, multiple choice questions will be set to help students monitor their own progress.

Following the course, students undertake a 3,000-word written assignment, demonstrating their ability to apply the theory and skills behind one of the modules covered in the course.

The certificate will be awarded to students on the satisfactory completion of the written assignment. Marking will be moderated by Professor John Harrison.